Here are my strongest plays for cash games on the 10-game main slate on DraftKings. Feel free to tweet me with questions — @julianedlow.
Lamar Jackson ($6,900) vs. CIN — Jackson’s rushing floor always keeps him in play. Kyler Murray just went 10-93-1 on the ground versus CIN.
Deshaun Watson ($6,700) @KC — Coming off 45-DKFP outing and faces bad KC defense. May need to sling to keep up with Mahomes on the road.
Matt Ryan ($6,400) @ARI — Mr. Consistent … at least in fantasy. Over 44 passing attempts per game thanks to lack of run game and defense.
Nick Chubb ($7,300) vs. SEA — The Browns offense was a mess in SF. On a short week, returning home, look for Chubb to be heavily involved.
Leonard Fournette ($6,700) vs. NO — Guys that get his type of workload are generally over $8,000. Almost 30 touches per week last two games.
Le’Veon Bell ($6,400) vs. DAL — Jets still priced for third-sting QB production, but Darnold’s return should spark offense a bit. Bell has a season-high 23.2 DKFP in Week 1.
Chris Carson ($6,000) @CLE — Consecutive games of 25+ touches and 20+ DKFP. Browns rank 27th versus RB, and were shredded by 49ers on MNF.
Malcolm Brown ($4,300) vs. SF — No Todd Gurley equals a free square here. Just plug and play the chalk in cash.
Michael Thomas ($7,800) @JAX — Somehow still producing monster numbers. No drop off from Brees to Bridgewater.
DeAndre Hopkins ($7,400) @KC — Salary finally drops, and entering a perfect matchup in KC. This is a breakout spot for Hopkins to get back on track.
Cooper Kupp ($7,100) vs. SF — Kupp’s been the most consistent WR in football. Three straight games with 29+ DKFP and 12+ targets.
Larry Fitzgerald ($6,100) vs. ARI — Look what Will Fuller did to the Falcons last week. Some exposure to the Cardinals’ passing game wouldn’t be the worst thing.
Dede Westbrook ($5,100) vs. NO — Chark could be shadowed by Marshon Lattimore, which would open up plenty of room for Westbrook against the rest of this crappy secondary.
Jameson Crowder ($4,000) vs. DAL — Crowder was targeted by Darnold 17 times in Week 1, catching 14 for 99 yards against a good BUF defense.
George Kittle ($5,200) @LAR — A risky play because of injury, but it’s a thin week at TE. Make sure he plays.
Austin Hooper ($5,000) @ARI — Been one of Ryan’s go-to-guys all year, averaging 17.5 DKFP. Near perfect matchup.
You’re kind of on your own this week. There are no dominant defenses in great spots. Paying $4,300 for Dallas is absurd, especially with Darnold back. On the other side of the matchup, you can get huge savings, though …
Jets ($1,500) vs. DAL — The Jets are at home with a low projected total and the Cowboys’ offense doesn’t scare me. This is purely just because of how cheap this D/ST is. Getting 5-6 points would be perfect.